We've been cableless for a while but my wife is threatening to mutiny so we're about to sign up for a digital package. Bell is slightly cheaper for us as we already use them for internet and phone, so we'd get a bundling discount and their $5 long distance flat rate. Rogers is offering various signup bonuses etc.
Anyone have any opinions one way or the other? Thanks in advance.
We got the latest Bell Satellite package with 1000 minutes of
long distance per month for $5. and we saved $20. a month
compared to Rogers cable.
The installation was painless, Except you need to be around
when they come to install and program the system for you.
(We got the two T.V. setup)
The only thing I miss is a paper T.V. guide,
The on screen guide just isn't the same.
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However, the reason we switched was due to problems with our dish, or more specifically, problems with our trees and the previous owner's placement of our dish. He had clearly installed it himself.
It worked well through the trees last year, but this year the leafed out more fully and blocked the signal. We had a professional installer come in, and the only way to avoid the thick line of trees behind our house was to mount an 8-foot pole to our chimney.
We said no thanks, but are going to delay getting the digital box for a bit--it's amazing what you can get done around the house when you aren't sitting in front of the TV.
I was really happy with ExpressVu, but if you have a tricky site, get a pro in first.
I don't really like Rogers as a whole (as a company) but I do have to say that the fact that satellite screws up when there is something in between is reason enough for me to never ever get satellite.
I know that the tv signal still travels through the air to get to the cable redistribution centers but there are no interruptions.
Its a bit of joke to not be able to watch something because its really cloudy out there.
You know, I feel I just have to say something here. People sometimes have bad luck with certain companies, (telephone, cell, cable, car dealerships, whatever), but the experience my wife and I have had with Bell is so bad, that to tell the tale would take a page worth of typing.
We are literally counting down the days until our 4 cell phone contracts expire. The worst experience we have ever had with any company, ever, has been with Bell. In my opinion, the service they provide is adequate, but their company structure is badly broken. I wish I could share the tale, but I just can't. Suffice it to say that we've been to hell and back with those jokers.
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